Ingredients in Instant Pot Orange Chicken
- chicken breast
- vegetable oil
- orange juice
- rice wine
- orange marmalade
- granulated sugar
- brown sugar
- lite soy sauce
- green onions
- Orange zest
How to Make Instant Pot Orange Chicken
Prep your chicken by cutting into 1-2 inch chunks.
Place the chicken on a plate covered with a paper towel.
This allows the moisture to drain from the chicken.
It is important for the chicken not to have any extra moisture.
Once the chicken is dry add the chunks into a large ziploc bad.
Add your beaten and and shake to combine. Use your hands to coat the chicken with the egg.
Now add the flour to the bag and seal.
Shake to combine.
Set to the side.
Heat up your pressure cooker, press Sauté.
Wait for the Instant Pot indicator to read HOT.
Add the oil to the hot Instant Pot.
Once the oil begins to bubble add the chicken.
Sauté for 4-5 minutes.
Make sure to stir a few times.
Cook until it just starts to get golden.
Once cooked remove your chicken and set to the side.
Deglaze the Instant pot with 1/4 cup orange juice and scrape them with a spatula.
Place the chicken back into the Instant pot.
Add 3/4 cups of orange juice, minced garlic, ginger, soy sauce, white sugar, brown sugar, tomato sauce, orange marmalade, and rice wine, pour all over the chicken.
Stir gently until all the ingredients are combined and coated in sauce.
Close lid, select Manual, and set the clock to 5 minutes on High Pressure.
Make sure the vent is closed.
Use a 10 minute Natural Release.
Turn off the heat.
Release the remaining pressure by opening the vent.
Select the Sauté function, on LOW.
In a small bowl add the cornstarch, and orange juice.
Whisk until all combined with no visible lumps.
Add the mixture to the Instant Pot.
Stir to combine.
Cook on Sauté function for a few more minutes, stirring gently, until the sauce thickens.
Turn the Instant pot off.
Allow to sit for another 4-5 minutes.
Serve over white rice.
Garnish with green onions and orange zest.